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Philippines earthquake: Five dead after powerful 6.5-magnitude tremor 

Manila: At least five people were killed on Thursday when yet another powerful earthquake, this time measuring magnitude-6.5, struck the country’s southern provinces.

The Cotabato province was the worst affected, a region already devastated by two powerful earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks this month.

Among those killed were a village leader, crushed to death when the village hall collapsed in Batasan, outside the town of Makilala.

Many homes have been evacuated and several cities have suspended school and office work, amid concern over further aftershocks.